Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Yard House Coming to Roosevelt Collection?

Last we checked November is rapidly approaching.  Some look to this month due to the looming presidential election -- us on the other hand are focused on November 1st since that was the date Roosevelt Collection stated as their goal to have 75% of their retail space leased and opened.

While we are still skeptical about that day, we are also cautiously optimistic as it appears that progress is being made.  We recently went to a movie and noticed work being done inside the retail space.  However, it still seems like they have a long way to go (albeit we're not construction experts).

Last we heard, there was a huge rumor that Apple would open up a store in Roosevelt Collection.  If true, it would have been the biggest retail development in the Sloop since Trader Joe's opened.  Anyway, we still don't know what to believe on this one.

Yesterday we got an interesting email from a reader: 
Yard House has officially mentioned that they're coming to Roosevelt Collection! Albeit next summer...
Interesting!  We're not familiar with Yard House, but according to their website they're opening in Summer 2013 at Roosevelt Collection.  For those of you who don't know (us included), Yard House is a chain, but it appears to be a upscale chain (think Cheesecake Factory):
Glendale Yard House (via
Yard House is the creation of founder and entrepreneur Steele Platt, who came up with the concept shortly after relocating from Denver, Colorado to Southern California in the early 1990s. Platt, along with partners Harald Herrmann and Carlito Jocson, wanted to create a restaurant that would offer one of the largest selections of draft beers, a diverse menu of American fare, and play a heady selection of classic rock music on a state-of-the-art sound system. On December 7, 1996, the flagship Yard House opened along the Long Beach waterfront in Southern California. 
So two things are interesting about this.  One, it's a vendor officially saying they're coming to Roosevelt Collection.  Two, they're not opening until summer of 2013.

So what do you think?  Is this good for the Sloop?  Are we going to have anything open at Roosevelt Collection by November 1st?  Let us know your thoughts.

(Hat tip: VH!) 


peter said...

I think he said "leased and opening" which gives a little wiggle room -- but regardless, hard to see anything open by Nov 1

Alyssa K. said...

Not if the construction workers keep striking like they were this morning. Picketers were on the small line with the typical blow-up rat for a contract with Bari Construction.

Alyssa K. said...

Not if the construction workers continue to strike they they were this morning. A few picketers and the typical blow-up rat was seen in front of the Roosevelt Collection for a contract with Bari Construction.

BRENDAN said...

union workers striking??? You don't say!

galeval2 said...

At least Roosevelt Collection and the area (Taylor/Canal/Roosevelt) across the street from Southgate Market Mall on Roosevelt won't wind up like Block 37.

Broomy said...

The actual workers on RS aren't striking, the (insert name here) union is picketing the job and Bari for their use of non-union labor. Work continues

MarkChicago said...

scumbag unions...anyways.

The updated brochure has the following listed/planned:
- Showplace Icon (of course)
- Republic of Couture (ROC)
- ULTA Beauty
- Yard House
- ARHAUS furniture
- Jos A Bank
- Anthropologie
- Athletica Lululemon

MHeyen said...

There is a Yard House at the Glen. We tend to go when we find ourselves in the suburbs and wanting a beer. It has a good selection and the food is pretty good too. I think it's nicer than Cheesecake Factory. I wouldn't compare them, due to the extensive beer list at Yard House.

MHeyen said...

There is a Yard House at the Glen. We tend to go when we find ourselves in the suburbs and wanting a beer. It has a good selection and the food is pretty good too. I think it is nicer than Cheesecake Factory. I wouldn't compare them, due to the extensive beer selection at Yard House.

Jason said...

Yard House will be a nice addition. It's a chain, yes, but it's more exclusive and higher quality than most other chain restaurants. Good beer helps too.

Sam said...

Yard house is definitely a good addition. Somewhat upscale. Very excited to see what actually ends up materializing.

SloopyLoop said...

Yeah! Scumbag police officers, fire fighters, and teachers! Scumbag work day laws, work safety laws! Scumbag weekends! Scumbag child labor laws!

Your myopic understanding of facts and historical context coupled with a spiteful attitude is what is wrong here. Your dismissive tone disgusts me.

BRENDAN said...

Yeah! Scumbag crippling industries to extintion! Scumbag unions bankrupting cities and states! Scumbag unions ruining public education! yay!

"These are the values inspiring those brave workers in Poland … They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost"-- Ronald Reagan

Sloopy said...

Ok, enough about the unions. If anyone has anything else to say about Roosevelt Collection we will post it.

No more union talk on this thread.

Brian Singer said...

If Yard House, Lululemon, & dare I say Apple open here....this will be the best thing for this neighborhood....ever. Even Yard House alone will be a GREAT addition

Anonymous said...

Fact check. Not on yard house website.